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Brewed by Apatinska Pivara (MolsonCoors)
Style: Pale Lager
Apatin, Serbia

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Jelen Pivo is the leading core lager brand in Serbia-Montenegro. It is carefully brewed in Serbia’s leading brewery, Apatinska Pivara, in the town of Apatin, located on the Danube, in a most fertile area called Vojvodina, where the quality of the barley is known to be one of the best in the region. Jelen Pivo (5 ABV) is enjoyed in cans, bottles, Q-Pack bottles, and kegs, and is within hand’s reach of all beer lovers in the country. 11.85°


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
arsol (956) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
Lys gul med hvitt skum. Lukter noe sitrus/ananas. En pilsner som er som mange andre. Lite ettersmak og ganske tam og soft carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamTheBarrel (770) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 330ml brown bottle, pours clear pale golden with a medium sized white head that quickly dissipated. An unpleasant aroma of corn, yeast and wheat bread, with an odd skunked and rotting character to it. Taste of wheat bread, corn and a hint of lemon peels. Slightly bitter and somewhat sweet. Light body, thin texture and average carbonation. The aroma completely ruins this beer for me, and I know it was not light-struck as the bottle was from a factory sealed box. This beer despite the marketing, doesn’t taste anything like the German or Czech Pilseners I’m used to.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (4701) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 Flaske på RB samling hjemme (takk til Odd Gunnar): kveldens fjerde nye land, og den beste av disse (pilsvariantene) til nå. Flaske fra balkansjappe på Jagtvej: klar, lys gylden med kort skum. Litt humlebitt gjør den drikkelig (150715).

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
abemorsten (3504) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
0,33 l can kindly shared by gunnar. Pale sparkling golden body with a small white head. Light wooden nose with notes og light malts. Bitter, light acetonic and acidic. Light bodied.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (4039) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
A can or two during my visit to Serbia last year. From memory, this was a somewhat dull, grassy lager compared to recent tastes but satisfactory and thirst-quenching nonetheless. Wouldn’t say no to another ’pon my return to these parts.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madquacker (1100) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
Drinkable, just. Golden straw colour with low carbonation. Watery and pretty dull lager type soapy taste.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Thanks to Tinus! 50 cl. can sampled @ RBBSG II. pours a clear golden yellow with a small off-white head. The smell is corn, grain and sweet malt. The taste follows the smell. Light in body with average carbonation yet soft.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gunnar (7676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
Can from Spar, Rethymnon.Pours clear straw colored with a small fast disappering white head. Aroma is weak grainy, light citrus. Taste is thin watery, light sweet malts, grassy hops presence, weak bitter end.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
GP;d Color, Huge White Head, Some Lacing. Grainy, Corn Aroma. Taste about the same, grain, corn, sweet, not even a hint of a hop bite. Refreshing and drinkable, otherwise unremarkable and forgettable. After long day, It was quite OK. It reminds that pretty much every beer might have its time and moment, when it is smoother tastier and more enjoyable than most of the time. In search of good and complex brew, look some place else...

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: 1/XII/13 (2013-737) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle and new country tick!

Clear deep yellow beer, aery irregular big bubbled white head, little stable, non adhesive. aroma: metallic, chloride, citrus, grains and hay. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: citrus, bit hoppy, grains, little bitter. Aftertaste: bit hoppy, citrus, grains, dry grassy finish.


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